Rains fill all irrigation projects in Siddipet
K M Dayashankar
Hyderabad metro water works treatment plant pump house submerged in Mallaram village
Shanigaram project is overflowing
Nanganuru records 146.5 mm rainfall
SIDDIPET: The sudden heavy downpour in various parts of the district since last two days had inundated several low lying areas and the minor and medium irrigation projects were filled to the brim and overflowing in Siddipet district.
All the rivers and rivulets were overflowing in the district. The motor pump house belonging to Hyderabad metro water supply and sewerage board for the water treatment plant in Mallaram village was submerged in the floodwaters. Minister for Finance T Harish Rao, Collector P Venkatram Reddy visited the Mallaram village of Chinnakodur mandal to inspect the submerged HMWSB motor pumps. They instructed the authorities to expedite the removal of water from the pump house to resume the water treatment plant to supply water to Hyderabad city at the earliest.
The submergence of the pump house would affect the drinking water supply to the Siddipet, Jangaon, Bhongir, Medchal and 1950 habitations. HMWSB managing director M Danakishore said that they would restore the water supply on a war footing by taking up repairs of pump house within two to three days.
He said that they would increase the supply of drinking water to Hyderabad city by using more water from Singure, Osman sagar, Gandipet and Himayathsagar. He also said that they would take preventive measures to avoid the recurrence of such incidents.
The medium irrigation project of Shanigaram project was filled to its brim and overflowing. The authorities had barricaded the area and not allowing the visitors to the project site. The overflowing Shanigaram project waters was being received by the Lower Manair Dam in Karimnagar town, which is also filled to its brim.
The Siddipet district recorded an average of 79.5 mm rainfall. The Nanganuru mandal recorded the highest of 146.5 mm followed by Koheda with 138.2 mm rainfall, Komaravelli 133.8 mm, Bejjanki 125.9 mm and Dhoolmitta 112.9 mm rainfall on Monday.
The Collector instructed the officials to take up necessary repairs for the breached irrigation tanks and roads. He also informed them to be alert in all the mandals to avoid further losses to the farming community and the villagers.